The Nothing But Knit campaign is the first community initiative tied to the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, and aims to collect up to 5,000 knitted beanies for distribution to volunteers, hospitality workers, players and league officials.
A Utah-based company that runs dozens of event centers across the United States is making plans to open its first Indiana venue, in Carmel.
Lucas Oil Products founder Forrest Lucas told IBJ last year that he and his wife planned to continue hosting events on their estate even though Carmel zoning officials denied the Lucases’ request for a variance that would allow large events at the property.
Meeting Professionals International books more than 10,000 meetings and events annually for large companies. By hosting the group, Visit Indy hopes some of those companies will choose Indianapolis in the future.
Popular travel website TripAdvisor on Tuesday said it has included the landmark at 650 N. Meridian St. on its list of “America’s 20 Most Beautiful Churches, Cathedrals & Basilicas Worth Visiting.”
U.S. companies spend hundreds of millions annually on entertaining customers and clients at sporting events, tournaments and arts venues, an expense they can no longer partially deduct from their tax bill under new law.
The number of tourism and hospitality jobs in Indianapolis also grew—from 77,800 in 2015 to 80,600 in 2016, according to the report.
With a series of high-profile workplace sex scandals on their minds, some employers are making changes to their holiday parties, especially when it comes to alcohol.
The 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship game is expected to have a $150 million economic impact on Indianapolis.
In September, the Carmel Board of Zoning Appeals denied a variance request from Forrest and Charlotte Lucas to allow for large gatherings on their massive West 116th Street estate. That decision hasn’t stopped the parties.
The Lucases have hosted major gatherings on their West 116th Street estate since 2011—but with no special permitting or commercial zoning that a traditional event center would need.
Zionsville resident Sarah Agee, who launched Plum & Poppy Weddings and Events about five years ago, talks about the trends shaping her business.
The owners of the popular miniature golf course, arcade and party-hosting facility have sold the property along busy State Road 37 to a buyer who plans to open a used-car business.
The company dreamed of becoming a major hospitality industry player and saw Grand Park Sports Campus as the place to hit a home run. But there were signs of trouble from the start, and unpaid bills quickly piled up.
Mike Fox, who spent 33 years as stadium director at Lucas Oil Stadium and the Hoosier Dome, will now oversee facility operations at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
At a time when revenue from its work horse—a casino that opened in late 2006—remains unpredictable, French Lick Resort is rolling the dice on a new strategy: one built on pursuing group sales to increase bookings at the resort and build exposure that will bring guests back for leisure visits. It’s already paying dividends.
Operators are pouring hundreds—in some cases millions—of dollars into renovations of existing barns or built-from-scratch centers that combine the rustic with the elegant, all to feed the still-growing trend of barns as places for weddings and other events.
The Indianapolis Downtown Restaurant & Hospitality Association is making big adjustments to its “Devour” events starting next year, the organization announced Monday.
Jim Martin wants all event organizers and venue managers to throw out their folders stuffed with emergency instructions and upload all of that information to their phones.